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Novosco announce £7m in new contracts

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Novosco has secured three new contracts in the UK and Ireland worth more than £7million.

Novosco, which is headquartered in the Northern Ireland Science Park, has won the deals with a global financial services provider, an English retail chain with over 360 outlets, and a leading pan-European recruitment company.

They include an 18-month managed service contract with a global insurance business to provide storage and back-up IT infrastructure and services at locations in the Republic of Ireland and England.

In the deal with an English retail chain, Novosco successfully ‘architected’, designed and implemented a new datacentre network for the entire business.

The third win is a 3-year contract to provide a fully managed IT service to a leading recruitment business with more than 500 employees.

Novosco Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, says: “We moved to new offices in Dublin and opened new offices in Birmingham last year to complement our Belfast headquarters and this has enabled us to significantly grow our business in the rest of the UK and Ireland.”

These new contracts round off a year in which Novosco has been building its GB customer base, with over 12 deals successfully delivered across a number of sectors including the NHS, the police and banking.

Novosco announces plans for 50 new jobs

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The announcement was made during a visit to the Belfast office by Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster. Announcing the investment Arlene Foster said: “Novosco is creating 50 high level jobs that will contribute almost £2 million a year to the economy. I understand that the company has ambitious growth targets in the GB market and I have no doubt that the additional skills brought through the recruitment of new staff will bring will play an important role in supporting that growth.

“Novosco is part of the thriving and rapidly expanding IT sector in Northern Ireland and is an excellent example of a fast growing locally owned company that has the potential to become a significant player. I commend the company on the success that it has achieved to date despite the challenges faced during the recent economic downturn. The new high level jobs are exactly what Northern Ireland needs to help rebalance the economy towards higher added value private sector activity.

Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director of Novosco, said: “As we continue to grow our business with large organisations in GB, the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland, we will require additional skills at our Belfast headquarters to help fulfil these contracts, including service desk engineers, implementation engineers, software consultants and network engineers. This will enable us to further expand our established business areas, including providing infrastructure and network services, in addition to growing new opportunities in areas like software development.”

Former Rackspace MD joins Novosco Board.

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

A key figure in the growth of some of the world’s best-known hosting and cloud services businesses has joined the board of Novosco.

Dominic Monkhouse, who was held senior leadership roles with, amongst others, Rackspace, Pipex Hosting, and PEER 1 Hosting, becomes a non-executive director at the Belfast-headquartered company.

Novosco managing director, Patrick McAliskey, says: “Dominic has outstanding credentials and is a highly entrepreneurial business leader who has been at the forefront of hosting and cloud services in the UK since their beginnings. Dominic’s knowledge, energy, contacts and vision will be a considerable asset to Novosco as we continue the significant growth of the business in the GB market in particular.”

Novosco, which marked 20 years in business this year, has appeared in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For listing each of the past two years, and is in the Deloitte Fast 50 (Ireland) 2014 for the 15th year in a row – the only company to be in the prestigious listing every year since it started in the year 2000.

Novosco wins Employer of the Year.

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

At the 2014 UTV Business Eye Awards with Flybe, the judges said that Novosco offers “a workplace with a package second to none”.

The awards, now in their eighth year, were presented at a gala event held at the Culloden Estate & Spa . Flybe’s UK General Manager (North and RoI) Andrea Hayes, a member of the judging panel, commented that the entries for the 2014 awards were of a higher quality than ever before. “We were delighted with the calibre of entries this year. The spread of winners both sectorally and geographically reflect the breadth and depth of business talent inherent locally.”

Michael Wilson, Managing Director of UTV Television, said: “This year’s awards have once again showcased the strengths and successes of the business sector in Northern Ireland. Businesses here have continued to look for opportunities of expansion and investment and UTV is delighted to be part of recognising and celebrating these top achievers and organisations in such a positive way.”

Novosco, which marked 20 years in business this year, has appeared in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For listing each of the past two years, and appeared in the Deloitte Fast 50 2014 for the 15th year in a row – the only company to be in the prestigious listing every year since it started in the year 2000.

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014

Novosco is now the only firm to have been in the prestigious Deloitte Fast50 every year since it was established in the year 2000.

Novosco Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey collected the accolade on Friday evening at a gala event in Dublin. He says that it helps cap a highly successful 2014.

“This year Novosco marks 20 years in business. We have also just passed the 100 employee mark, and have won our biggest ever contract. In addition, we announced a significant investment of £4million this year, and were placed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in the UK for the second year in a row,” he says.

“So 2014 has been a really landmark year for us, and to be placed in the Deloitte Fast50 for the 15th consecutive year is another achievement that we are very proud of,” he adds.

Novosco provides cloud computing and IT infrastructure services, including disaster recovery, managed services and connectivity services, to a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Novosco is a leading partner of Cisco, EMC and VMware in the UK and Ireland.